Sun Dance solar powered kinetic sculpture - detail.
The solar panels which collect energy from the sun for
the National Grid, also power the sculpture.
Sun Dance 2005
Client: London Borough of Haringey
commissioned by Helen Mayer, Senior Architect
Sun Dance is our first solar powered kinetic sculpture. It was especially made for Nightingale School in Haringey, London. The kinetic sculpture is best described as a kind of solar system but based on aspects of the Sun. For example the twin orange balls represent the hydrogen atom, of which the sun is composed. When the sun shines energy from the solar panels rotates the spheres which slow and stop when it clouds over or rains. 2 metres high, steels, glass-fibre, mosaic, motor and